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See also: とば




とは (rōmaji towa)

  1. indicates that a word or a phrase is to be defined
     () (すう)とは (なに)かを (まな)んだ。
    Sosū towa nani ka o mananda.
    I learnt what a prime number was.
    Ubuntu towa?
    What is Ubuntu?

Usage notesEdit

  • This particle is e.g. often used in encyclopedias to define entries.
  • When used alone with a word it denotes the meaning of "this word is defined as?" and may be translated as "about" or "What is".

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